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Cumming’s Marks Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on Lake Lanier

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 11 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Sep 29th, 2021 at 12:42 PM

Boater Paul Marks of Cumming, Georgia, and Strike-King co-angler Joe Morgan of Woodstock, Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 27, 2021) – Boater Paul Marks of Cumming, Georgia, won the two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Lanier Sunday in Gainesville, Georgia. Marks earned $15,678 for his victory in the event, including the lucrative $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 contingency bonus.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Paul Marks of Cumming, Ga.
10
34-9
$15,678

2nd
Drew Harbin of Winder, Ga.
10
32-5
$3,839

3rd
Michael Anders of Anderson, S.C.
10
32-1
$2,558

4th
J.R. McCay of Robertstown, Ga.
10
31-10
$1,792

5th
Brock Turner of Jasper, Ga.
10
30-10
$1,536

6th
Brad Wiley of Alto, Ga.
10
30-8
$1,408

7th
Matthew O’Connell of Brooks, Ga.
10
29-14
$1,530

8th
Elijah Benson of Dawsonville, Ga.
10
29-4
$1,152

9th
David Lowery of Milledgeville, Ga.
10
29-3
$1,024

10th
Emil Wagner of Marietta, Ga.
10
29-2
$896

RANK
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Joe Morgan of Woodstock, Ga.
9
24-0
$3,733

2nd
Jeff Walker of Cumming, Ga.
10
21-3
$1,867

3rd
Chandler White of Covington, Ga.
10
21-1
$1,244

4th
Colby Elliott of Blairsville, Ga.
9
19-1
$871

5th
Donald Peppers of Good Hope, Ga.
8
18-0
$747

6th
Cody Cantrell of Fairmount, Ga.
8
17-13
$684

7th
Joshua Boyd of Gainesville, Ga.
9
17-13
$622

8th
Theron Asbery of Longwood, Fla.
7
16-13
$810

9th
Thomas Pierce of Calhoun, Ga.
9
16-13
$498

10th
J.B. Banks of Gainesville, Ga.
7
15-8
$436

CONTINGENCY AWARDS
AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Grant Kelly of Milledgeville, Ga.
5-pound, 12-ounce bass
$1,185

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Stephen Waldon of Ellenwood, Ga.
5-pound, 4-ounce bass
$570

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Paul Marks of Cumming, Ga.
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
$7,000

* Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

WINNING BAITS
ANGLER
BAIT
COLOR

Boater
Sebile Magic Swimmer Swimbait
N/A

Strike King Co-Angler
Sebile Magic Swimmer Swimbait
N/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Bulldog Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
St. Johns River, Palatka, Fla.
Putnam County Tourist Development Council

2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
June 2-4, 2022
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism & Visit Hot Springs

The 2021 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championships. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while Strike King co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.

The top six finishers in each regional will then qualify for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.
The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division will also earn priority entry into the Toyota Series, the pathway to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About MLF BIG5
MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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